Monday, January 26, 2015
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Warrington Wolves

Sims and Wheeler to debut for Warrington next Sunday


Warrington Wolves have named their first squad for pre-season, as they gear up to take on local rivals Widnes Vikings next Sunday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. New boys Ashton Sims and Gary Wheeler are both in, as head coach Tony Smith names a squad with a blend of both youth and experience for the game. Stars from last season ... Read More »

Tony Smith visits NFL side San Francisco 49ers


Warrington Wolves head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith has revealed that he has been on an eye-opening mission over in America in recent weeks, visiting NFL side San Francisco 49ers. Whilst Smith admits a lot of the trip was about getting some rest ahead of the upcoming season, Smith did reveal that he’d been watching the 49ers to gain ... Read More »

Higham to play in amateur game next weekend


Warrington Wolves hooker Micky Higham is set to take the unusual step of making his first appearance of the new season in an amateur game next weekend – but it’s all part of his testimonial campaign. Warrington are believed to have granted the 34-year-old special dispensation to play in a specially arranged game between Leigh Miners Rangers and Leigh East ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves announce 2015 squad numbers


Warrington Wolves have unveiled their squad numbers for the forthcoming 2015 season, with their two big signings taking up numbers inside the traditional first 13. Hooker Daryl Clark has arrived from Castleford Tigers for 2015 and beyond, and he takes the number 9 jersey vacated by retiring hooker Michael Monaghan. Prop Ashton Sims is another high profile arrival, and he ... Read More »

Opening Super League fixture brought forward


Warrington Wolves’ Super League 2015 opener against Salford Red Devils will be played 24 hours earlier than originally scheduled, after the two clubs agreed to bring the date of the game forward. The Wolves and the Devils will now lock horns on Saturday, February 7 at 3pm – 24 hours ahead of the initial date on February 8. A statement ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves CEO steps down

Warrington Wolves chief executive Andy Gatcliffe is to step down early in the new year after 15 years in charge. Since his appointment in 2000, he has played a major role in the club achieving its current heights not only within the game but also within the business community. Since taking on the position in the latter stages of the club’s ... Read More »

Warrington announce trio of friendlies


Warrington Wolves have confirmed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2015 season, with three friendlies taking place in January to prepare them for the forthcoming campaign. The trio of games, which will all be played at the club’s Halliwell Jones Stadium, will see them face two Super League sides, as well as French outfit Toulouse as part of a unique ... Read More »

Warrington invest in £500,000 training facility


Warrington Wolves have continued to invest in the ongoing development of the club by introducing a new indoor training facility. The club, in association with JLJ Group, have used the off-season to start the construction of a new purpose-built facility on site at the University of Chester, Warrington Padgate campus. The £500,000 investment will house a 3G pitch and sit ... Read More »

Wolves roster full, says Tony Smith


Warrington coach Tony Smith has revealed the Wolves don’t expect to make any more pre-season signings. The eight-time Challenge Cup winners have brought in three high-profile names for 2015 – St Helens’ Gary Wheeler, Ashton Sims from North Queensland and Castleford’s Daryl Clark – and will only dip into the market again if their hand is forced. “We’re pretty full, ... Read More »

Warrington want more from Roy Asotasi

Roy Asotasi in his South Sydney Rabbitohs days. ©ColinWhelan/ActionPhotographics

Warrington head coach Tony Smith is hoping to see more from Roy Asotasi next season, although he admits that 2014 has been tough for the Kiwi prop. Asotasi joined the Wolves on a two-year contract at the start of the season after a 13-year career in the NRL with Canterbury and South Sydney. The front-rower won an NRL Grand Final ... Read More »